Hilary Channing

Hilary Channing Wedding & Family Celebrant

Reviews (7)

 Channing
Available for
This Celebrant specialises in Weddings This Celebrant does not cater for Funerals This Celebrant specialises in Naming Ceremonies This Celebrant specialises in Renewals of Vows
Areas Covered

Hampshire

West Sussex

Surrey

I travel Nationally and Internationally

Specialisms

Woodland, tree house, festival and garden ceremonies

Affiliations

Fellowship of Professional Celebrants (FPC)

Spoken Languages

English

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Hilary Channing

Hilary Channing Wedding & Family Celebrant

Reviews (7) - 5/5

EXPERIENCE

I always say that I am lucky and fortunate to have been living the dream since 2014 when I qualified as as a Wedding & Family Celebrant and discovered it was both my passion and vocation. I love helping people to create amazing ceremonies that reflect exactly the vibe and atmosphere that they want. Whether that's elegant and sophisticated or rustic and quirky, or a combination of all these, I conduct weddings, vow renewals and naming ceremonies that I hope people remember for years to come. I believe the words of the lovely couple Kim and Adam whose wedding ceremony I conducted by Sopley Lake in the New Forest, reflect what I strive to achieve with every ceremony I write and deliver.

“We want to thank you for delivering such a beautiful and relaxed ceremony. We love the fact that there was lots of laughter and happiness. So many of our guests commented on the fact that our ceremony was so relaxed and intimate and that you created the perfect atmosphere. We would also like to thank you for your commitment in coming to meet with us on two occasions and the time you took to come to the wedding venue for a run-through. The practice run really made us feel at ease the next day. Your professionalism, and kind and warm personality make you the perfect celebrant and we will definitely recommend you to all of our friends.”

CEREMONY STYLE

I conduct wedding ceremonies in barns, gardens, hotels, wed fests, golf clubs, country clubs, lakes, tree-houses, in woodland, beside lakes and fisheries, castles, estates and garden marquees. Every ceremony is different and this year I did my first festival themed wedding in a large field right beside the prosecco van! It was Saturday 8th July 2017 and if you were in the south, you will know it was probably the hottest day of the year.

For all outside weddings I use a mic and amp that anyone in the ceremony can use so that all your guests can hear everything and my favourite symbolic rituals are sand ceremonies, hand fastings and tying the true lovers knot ceremonies. As so many of my ceremonies are woodlands based I also have a fabulous wrought iron cream shabby chic archway that I hire out for weddings.

I also offer naming ceremonies and vow renewal ceremonies.
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Reviews

Daniel and Sophie Holly

Melanie Bennett

Wedding at

Sky lark golf and Spa | August 2019

Hilary was wonderful
Everyone was mesmerised by this lady
The ceremony was so personal and perfect
Thank you so much Read review.

A true professional

Kim and Alan Pang

Wedding at

Skylark Golf and Country Club | May 2019

Hilary planned and conducted our wedding ceremony and we couldn’t have asked for more. A beautiful ceremony conducted by a beautiful celebrant.
... Read review.

A really personal ceremony

Katie and Chris

Wedding at

Patrick's Barn East Grinstead | June 2019

We really highly recommend Hilary, she is just wonderful! Our ceremony was beautifully thought out, carried out and so personal, we just loved it... Read review.

Perfect for our day

Katie and Ollie

Wedding at

Wittering | July 2018

When my husband and I got engaged last August and started discussing potential wedding venues, it quickly became apparent that our preference was... Read review.

Perfect for our day

Katie and Oliver

Wedding at

Wittering | July 2018

When my husband and I got engaged last August and started discussing potential wedding venues, it quickly became apparent that our preference was... Read review.

Perfect Person

Stephanie Cook

Wedding at

Skylark Golf and Country Club | August 2018

I can’t thank Hilary enough, and feel very lucky that we found her. As soon as we met Hilary we new she was the perfect person for our ceremony. ... Read review.

Garden Ceremony

Emma Wilkens

Wedding at

Garden Ceremony on the South Coast | September 2018

Hilary absolutely made our wedding day from start to finish! I cannot believe how attentive Hilary was with putting the ceremony together and she... Read review.

Daniel and Sophie Holly

Melanie Bennett

Sky lark golf and Spa | August 2019

Hilary was wonderful
Everyone was mesmerised by this lady
The ceremony was so personal and perfect
Thank you so much


What Hilary says...

Melanie thank you so much for your review ..it means the world to me when people enjoy the ceremonies I conduct. Your reading was amazing and I would definately give you 5 stars too. Xx

A true professional

Kim and Alan Pang

Skylark Golf and Country Club | May 2019

Hilary planned and conducted our wedding ceremony and we couldn’t have asked for more. A beautiful ceremony conducted by a beautiful celebrant.

We had no idea where to start but very soon into our initial meeting with Hilary we knew we were in good hands.

Everyone commented on how personal the ceremony was and surprised how little we had to contribute to the planning of it!

Hilary is a true professional and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hilary.

Thank you Hilary!

Kim and Alan

A really personal ceremony

Katie and Chris

Patrick's Barn East Grinstead | June 2019

We really highly recommend Hilary, she is just wonderful! Our ceremony was beautifully thought out, carried out and so personal, we just loved it! We had so many compliments and comments from all our guests too, with everyone saying how personal it was and so 'us'. Hilary was such a calm and reassuring presence through out, not just on the day but in our pre-meeting and during the rehearsal and in all communications. We felt in very safe hands. Thank you so much for making our day so very special, we will never forget it. Katie and Chris xx

Perfect for our day

Katie and Ollie

Wittering | July 2018

When my husband and I got engaged last August and started discussing potential wedding venues, it quickly became apparent that our preference was for our wedding ceremony to take place at my parent’s garden in Sussex as opposed to our local church (where my sister got married two years previously).
Whilst exploring (via Google) different ways of conducting a wedding ceremony at home, we (fortunately) came across Hilary.After meeting Hilary for a quick coffee to get a feel for her personality and wedding offering, both my husband and I mutually agreed (without hesitation) that she was perfect for our big day.

After a couple of informal meetings and emails flowing back and forth, Hilary conducted our wedding ceremony just over a week ago and I can honestly say that she surpassed all our expectations. None of my family or friends had been to a service conducted by a celebrant before and everyone was honestly blown away by Hilary’s warm persona and professional nature. Several of our guests commented on how personal, well written and thought through the service that Hilary created for us was. At the end of the day, Hilary left us with some wonderful memorabilia which included a copy of our ceremony script and the signed personal vows my husband and I made to one another. A lovely touch.

I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Hilary to anyone looking for a celebrant for their wedding. She was wonderful.

Perfect for our day

Katie and Oliver

Wittering | July 2018

When my husband and I got engaged last August and started discussing potential wedding venues, it quickly became apparent that our preference was for our wedding ceremony to take place at my parent’s garden in Sussex as opposed to our local church (where my sister got married two years previously).
Whilst exploring (via Google) different ways of conducting a wedding ceremony at home, we (fortunately) came across Hilary.After meeting Hilary for a quick coffee to get a feel for her personality and wedding offering, both my husband and I mutually agreed (without hesitation) that she was perfect for our big day.

After a couple of informal meetings and emails flowing back and forth, Hilary conducted our wedding ceremony just over a week ago and I can honestly say that she surpassed all our expectations. None of my family or friends had been to a service conducted by a celebrant before and everyone was honestly blown away by Hilary’s warm persona and professional nature. Several of our guests commented on how personal, well written and thought through the service that Hilary created for us was. At the end of the day, Hilary left us with some wonderful memorabilia which included a copy of our ceremony script and the signed personal vows my husband and I made to one another. A lovely touch.

I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Hilary to anyone looking for a celebrant for their wedding. She was wonderful.

Perfect Person

Stephanie Cook

Skylark Golf and Country Club | August 2018

I can’t thank Hilary enough, and feel very lucky that we found her. As soon as we met Hilary we new she was the perfect person for our ceremony. She captured the love we have for each other and our children perfectly and shared it in a way that we will always remember. How she did it I don’t know but it was beautiful. Thank you Hilary xx stephanie and Lee

Garden Ceremony

Emma Wilkens

Garden Ceremony on the South Coast | September 2018

Hilary absolutely made our wedding day from start to finish! I cannot believe how attentive Hilary was with putting the ceremony together and she just made it so personal and something we will never forget. It was the highlight of our day and we had so many of our friends and family comment about how much they enjoyed our ceremony and also mentioned that it was nice to learn more about us and our relationship with all the stories she told. I would absolutely recommend Hilary to be your celebrant as you can tell she is very passionate about her job and it really showed in our ceremony.

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